Upcoming Chamber Events - August 2006

Press Release

August 13, 2006 Southport, North Carolina (NC) - Below, please find upcoming events for The Southport/Oak Island Chamber of Commerce for the month of August:

August Chamber events include:

Applications are now available at the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce for The 11th Annual Leadership Brunswick County program.   This program offers long time residents and newcomers the opportunity to explore the needs of Brunswick County and to better understand the individuals and services responsible for meeting those needs.  Those selected to participate will meet once a month from September through May.  Topics covered include history & culture, government, justice and law enforcement, education, environment, health and human services and economic development.   Application Deadline is September 6th.   This program is sponsored by Brunswick Community College and the Southport-Oak Island Area, North Brunswick and Brunswick County chambers of commerce.

We hope everyone is planning on attending the Business After Hours on August 17th at Carillon Assisted Living from 5:30pm-7:30pm.    Carillon Assisted Living is planning a wonderful event complete with door prizes, entertainment by Ron & Kathie Lee, very heavy hors d'oeuvres & of course beverages.   This is a beautiful facility we hope you take advantage of the opportunity to visit.    Directions:  Turn onto Leonard Street (beside the plaza with Cat on a Whisk, Fiducial and Live Oak Deli). Follow Leonard Street 3.2 miles & Carillon will be on the left.  If you have not already, please RSVP to 457-6964 and let us know if you plan to attend.

The next Business After Hours will be on September 21st from 5:30pm-7:30pm at Family Chiropractic Plus, 4870-1 Long Beach Road, Southport (next to Surf Cinema).

The Chamber's Business Development Committee has been hard at work looking for ways to increase your opportunities to make business contacts.   The Speed Networking Events are fun and structured networking events. Feedback from most who have attended felt they made contacts that led to additional business.   The next Speed Networking event is September 20th from 8am-9am at Cape Fear Restaurant & Lounge, 101 West Bay Street, Southport.  The event is cosponsored by Cape Fear Restaurant & Lounge & The Traveling Dolphin.

On August 31st we will hold a different and new networking event called Business Before Breakfast from 8am-9am at Oak Island Beach Realty Office, 8806 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island.  Patterned after Business After Hours this will be a drop in style meet and mingle.   It is sponsored by Oak Island Beach Realty, Inc.  

We urge you to consider Grand Openings as networking events & as a potential business lead.    The next opening will be on Wednesday, August 16th at the new Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty Office Complex, 4911 Long Beach Road, Southport. The ribbon cutting for Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty, Nationwide Insurance & Alpha Mortgage @ Sea Coast will be held at 2pm.  They will hold an Open House from 2pm-6pm with heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages.

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